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The Life of Kingsley Amis

Leader, Zachary

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ISBN 10: 0224062271 / ISBN 13: 9780224062275
Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2006
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Titel: The Life of Kingsley Amis

Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

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The eagerly-awaited authorized biography of Kingsley Amis.

In this, the authorized biography, Zachary Leader argues that Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation, but the dominant figure of post-war British writing.

Drawing not only on interviews with a range of Amis’s friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of them never before consulted, but also on almost a thousand previously unpublished letters, Leader’s biography will for the first time give a full picture of Amis’s childhood, school-days, life as a teacher, critic, polemicist, professional author, husband, father and lover. He explores Amis’s fears and phobias, and the role that drink played in his life. And of course he pays due attention to Amis’s work.

As the editor of Kingsley Amis’s Letters (hailed in the Sunday Telegraph as “one of the last major monuments to the epistolary art”), Leader is more than qualified to be his authorized biographer. His book will surprise, entertain and illuminate.

About the Author:

Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at the Roehampton University. His books include On Modern British Fiction (2002) and Revision and Romantic Authorship (1999). His editing of Kingsley Amis’s Letters was described as “omniscient” by John Carey in the Sunday Times.

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